"Do not just hear the Word of God and think hearing is enough. DO what it says!" James 1:22

Monday, July 4, 2011

John Chapters 11, and 12-13:30

After reading chapters 11, and 12-13:30 from the book of John, (click HERE to veiw these Scriptures) answer these questions and share your answers with your family. Record the actual scripture verse(s) that help you find your answers.

John chapter 11

1.  What was the reason for Lazarus's sickness?

2.  In view of this as well as Ecclesiastes 3:1, what does this tell you about the purpose of all that happens?

3.  Review John 9:4.  What was Jesus really saying in John 11:9-10?

4.  With as few words as possible, describe Martha in vv. 20-27?

5.  Based on vv. 41-42, WHY did Jesus pray?

6.  How can we be encouraged to pray in public for the same reason as Jesus?

7.  What effect did Lazarus's rising from the dead have on Mary's visitors?

8.  Because of Caiaphas's prophecy (vv. 51-52,) Caiaphas encouraged Jesus' death (vv. 49-50) thus trying to avoid political downfall (v. 48.)  Read Isaiah 49:6 and John 10:16.  Caiaphus used the prophecy for political comfort.  What was God's intention for the prophecy?

John chapter 12

1.  (vv. 1-8) What kind of gifts do we have that can be donated to others as well as God?

2.  Did the disciples understand all that Jesus was doing?

3.  Review 2:22 and 7:39.  When did they realize Jesus was fulfilling prophecy?

4.  In v. 19, who do the Pharisees say are following Jesus?  Do you think they were exaggerating or stating truth?

5.  What does v. 17 say the people were doing?

6.  Read Psalm 119:90 and Romans 6:10.  What happened in vv. 20-21 that would cause Jesus to verify this as "the hour" for the reason He came?

9.  Who did Jesus come to save?

10.  (vv. 23-26) How are we to follow Jesus?

11.  Based on vv. 35-36, how can we be sure we are serving Jesus?  List real ways we can make this actually happen.

12.  (vv. 37-43) Even though they saw Jesus perform the miracles of God, why did some people not believe Jesus was the Messiah?  And why did some believe but chose not to follow Him?

13.  After reading vv. 44-50, who are the people really rejecting by not believing what they have seen and heard?

John chapter 13-13:30

1.  (vv. 1-5) How did Jesus show "the full extent of His love" as stated in v. 1?

2.  Up to this point in Jesus' ministry, how was the display of Jesus' love different than before?

3.  Do you think Peter's response in v. 9 was due to obediant enthusiasm or a bit of sarcasm?  (Be sure to read Jesus' response in vv. 10-11 to Peter's response before you answer.)

4.  Jesus didn't ask us to be providers or miracle workers or teachers of His Word (although some people are called to do these things.)  What does He ask us (everyone) to be/do in vv. 13-17?

5.  Read Psalm 89:15, John 12:46, and 1 John 2:9.  Why was it significant for John to specify "it was night" when Judas left the feast in v. 30?